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Nearly a hundred examples of iconic Tiffany Studios works are forming the centerpiece of Sotheby’s sale of Tiffany and Prewar Design: The Warshawsky Collection in New York on May 19.

Led by the "Elaborate Peony" Lamp, circa 1910 (est. $600,000-$900,000), the variety of colorful glass works in mostly floral motifs is emblematic of the collection of noted Chicago businessman Roy Warshawsky and his wife Sarita, who assembled the works from the 1960s through the 1990s. There are also leaded glass lighting and windows, favrile glass, enamels, pottery, and bronze pieces produced by the firm founded by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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A fire has gutted much of Clandon Park, the Palladian house near Guildford in the south east of England. Many of the country house’s rooms and its magnificent great hall are feared destroyed by a blaze that started in the basement yesterday afternoon, April 29, and soon spread throughout the building despite the efforts of more than 80 firefighters, who were hampered in their efforts by low water pressure. The National Trust, which owns the house, describes the building, designed by Giacomo Leoni in the 1720s, as one of the country’s most complete examples of a Palladian building.

Some of the Grade 1 listed house’s contents, including paintings and furniture, are reported to have been saved by staff and firefighters: images posted on social media show objects on the lawn.

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On April 28, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) unveils a major exhibition examining the contributions and the legacy of women working in the applied arts during the mid 20th century, a time when curatorial attention and prestige were lavished on
 their male counterparts and those working in the fine arts. Installed on two floors of the museum, “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today” showcases works by three dozen artists associated with craft centers such as the Bauhaus in Germany and later, the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

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On May 1, New York City will celebrate two momentous occasions: the public opening of the new Whitney Museum building at 99 Gansevoort Street and the 84th birthday of the Empire State Building. The two institutions have partnered to create an LED light show featuring twelve iconic artworks interpreted by Emmy-nominated production designer Marc Brickman (who has previously worked with the likes of Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen).

Tributes to pieces by Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Peter Halley, Elizabeth Murray, Mark Rothko, Barbara Kruger and others, will last 30 minutes each, with the light show beginning at 8 p.m. on May 1 and ending at 2 a.m. the following day.

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The 28th iteration of the Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale will kick off on Friday, April 24, 2015, presenting guests with a top-notch selection of furniture, fine art, and decorative objects representing all design movements of the 20th century, including early Art Deco pieces, American studio furniture, and mid century modern design. The show is produced by Dolphin Promotions, the company behind the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale -- another highly-anticipated event for collectors of mid century modern furniture, art, and design.

This year’s Los Angeles Modernism Show & Sale will feature over forty national and international exhibitors, including Archive (Laguna Beach, CA), specialists in 20th century design; Bridges Over Time (Newburgh, NY), dealers of 19th to 21st century antiques, design, fine art, and garden items...

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The Andy Warhol Museum has appointed Keny Marshall as its director of exhibitions, beginning April 28.

Most recently, Marshall was a consultant working with artists and museums to design, fabricate and install interactive artworks and complex installation projects. He earned a master of fine arts degree from Louisiana State University, and he holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Tennessee.

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Revered as the “Dean of American Craftsmen,” Wharton Harris Esherick played a pivotal role in establishing the American Studio Furniture Movement. A visionary in the truest sense, Esherick was the first craftsman to approach furniture as sculpture -- a notion that influenced an entire generation of designer-craftsmen, including Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Sam Maloof, and Wendell Castle (read more about Wendell Castle and his latest work).

A trained painter and printmaker, Esherick’s fascination with wood began in 1920, when he started carving designs on the frames for his paintings. Soon, he was carving woodcuts and crafting sinuous organic sculptures, furniture, and architectural interiors...

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The Morgan Library & Museum, which has been without a leader since late last summer, looked West to bring back a longtime New Yorker as its new director, choosing Colin B. Bailey, who has served since 2013 as director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco but was for many years before that the chief curator at the Frick Collection.

Mr. Bailey, a well-regarded Renoir scholar, succeeds William M. Griswold, who left last year to take over the Cleveland Museum of Art. Mr. Bailey comes to the Morgan almost a decade after an expansion, designed by Renzo Piano, enlarged not only the museum’s floor plan but also its ambitions, moving it more actively into contemporary art, collaborations with other institutions and high-end acquisitions.

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Pulitzer Arts Foundation, located in St. Louis, will reopen on May 1 following a major renovation that has transformed the lower level of its Tadao Ando-designed building and nearly doubled its public space. Conceived to enhance the Pulitzer’s curatorial and public program, the construction project repurposed offices and storage into 3,700 square feet of new galleries to accommodate additional exhibitions, artist-driven activities, and collaborations. The Pulitzer building is Ando’s first free-standing, public project in the United States, and the renovation, completed in consultation with Ando’s office, marks the first alteration to the building since it opened in 2001.

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The artist Maya Lin, best known for her work on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has been chosen to lead the redesign of the Smith College library, a historic structure built in 1909 that has been added to three times over the years.

The assignment would be Ms. Lin’s first work on a college library, though she designed the Langston Hughes Library in Clinton, Tenn. The job also involves a personal connection for Ms. Lin as her mother, Ming-Hui Chang, attended Smith as an undergraduate after she fled China in 1949.

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